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Dr. Barbara Behan Souper Book Swap

Mercyhurst event to benefit Neighborhood Art House
Souper Book Swap

The Dr. Barbara Behan Souper Book Swap Committee invites you to join them for a taste treat of homemade soups (try as many as you like), breads, salads and desserts at this annual fundraiser to benefit the Neighborhood Art House. Your donation of $5.00 will support the NAH literary program. Used books will also be available at bargain prices. We hope to see you on March 6, 11:30 - 1:30 in the Mercyhurst University Student Union.

March 6 11:30 am to 1:30 pm


Neighborhood Art House Acrylic Painting Class for Adults

The Discover Your Inner Artist series returns with Acrylic Painting on Friday, March 2, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm. Tap into that “inner artist” under the direction of artist and Neighborhood Art House teacher, Mary Kay Geary. New to painting? – this is for you! You’ve attended before? – expand your skills with a new painting. This class for adults will not exceed 15 participants, so register early: 455-5508 or Your registration fee of $35 includes all materials, snacks and soft drinks. Pre-registration is required.

March 2 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Around the Art House

2017 Closes with a Flourish
Neighborhood Art House Open House
Hand-built clay tea pot - Neighborhood Art HouseHand-built clay tea set created at the Neighborhood Art HouseExploring polymer clay at the Neighborhood Art HouseQuilting is a favorite class at the Neighborhood Art House.
Click image for slide show.

A lively and well-attended Open House closed out the Fall 2017 session with a flourish. Parents and siblings enjoyed the displays of student art work as they moved about the walls and tables holding paintings, prints, mosaics, and clay creations. It is always enjoyable to observe the children proudly showing off their work and explaining how it was done.

Performances by student dancers and musicians were warmly received by a very attentive audience. Do take a moment to view clips of these Open House performances by scrolling down to the Open House video below.

  • Woven Purse. Kyle (age 8) - 2017

  • Woven Purse. Lily (age 10) - 2017

  • Fabric Quilt (detail) Teajanae (age 11) - 2017

  • Reductive Relief Print. Kat (age 11) - 2017

  • Reductive Relief Print. Teajanae (age 11) - 2017

  • Mixed Media Mosaic Bowl. Joaly (age 12) - 2017

  • Chalk Pastel. Nadia (age 14) - 2017

  • Clay and Painted Glaze. Evelyn (age 13) - 2017

  • Clay and Painted Glaze. Julia (age 11) - 2017

  • Clay and Painted Glaze. Sophie (age 10) - 2017

  • Relief Print. Itzel (age 11) - 2017

  • Mixed Media. Itzel (age 11) - 2017

  • Tempera Painting. Samariana (age 8) - 2017

Coming Events

March 2 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Acrylic Painting Class for Adults - pre-registration required

March 6 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Souper Book Swap at Mercyhurst University

June 9 9:00 am to 11:00 am

11th Annual Art & Sole 5k Run/Walk, Team Challenge and Fun Run for Kids

Winter-Spring Session

Neighborhood Art House Weaving Student

Registration Forms are now available! They can be picked-up at the Neighborhood Art House office, 201 East 10th Street or downloaded as a pdf. The Program Schedule is the class registration form. One must be submitted for each child being registered. Only one Participation Agreement is to be completed for the entire family.

Students ages 7 - 14 are welcome to sign up for all classes Monday through Friday, or may select the particular days and class periods that they will attend. Please be sure to register only for the times that you are actually able to attend.

The daily schedule:
3:15 - 4:00 1st Class
4:00 - Gathering followed by 2nd Class
4:45 - 5:30 3rd Class

A snack will be available for the children when they arrive before either the first or second class.

Please be aware that registrations are processed in the order in which they have been received. As classes fill, your child's second or third class choice will be used. At times, even these are filled. We will do our best to place each child according to his/her preferences. Register early to increase the likelihood that your child will be placed in classes that have been chosen.

Photo Slideshows

Art House Classes: Spring to Summer

NAH Summer Field Trips

Contact Information

Neighborhood Art House
201 East 10th Street
Erie, PA 16503

Telephone: (814) 455-5508
Fax: (814) 480-8942

Sister Annette Marshall, OSB
Executive Director

Sister Peg Pilewski, OSB
Program Director

Inner-City Neighborhood Art House • 201 East 10th Street • Erie, PA 16503 • T: (814) 455-5508 • F: (814) 480-8942